Sunday, July 29, 2007

Saturday Show

Halloween group picture in my booth..

Small pieces of Halloween.

More Halloween...


Whew! It was a hot but good day.. Got to visit alittle with friends..Here are a few pictures of my work at the show..will write more tomorrow..

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Thank you's and Show & Tell ..

Thank you, Jenny http://http//journals.aol.com/jennyeveryday/everyday-is-a-holiday/... for all the pastel pretties will do pictures later on..I have to find a spot to hang!!

Used a Freebie tag in picture from KVE , she has a most lovey bunch of kits to go with this tag! See her stuff at http://www.scrapgirls.com/

These Kitties are Meowing Thanks to you sweet Ladies... Meow-Meow-Meow.. purrr thanks..

and a surprise box from Scarlett O Harry http://www.scarlettpharry.blogspot.com/.. some little handmade rabbits and tiny tiny bunnies..Thank you and a nice tag.. glad you were happy with the bunny swap..


and now... a huge box for the 'Marie Antoinette Swap' my partner Sheri http://www.blendedcolors.blogspot.com/ She Was on a roll! All this stuff! Whew! Wooden shoes, A Polish teacup/teapot and moo creamer, a pansy under glass, a cool box with faux candy, beaded and decorated hanging plaster cupid, a cool teapot handmade paperdoll, and the 'Pink Collaged Marie' hand painted with trims...Thank you.. was quite the surprise! again will have to figure where to hang.. I was just expecting a picture of some type.. and, of coarse after the fact.. I was digging in my boxes and found a assortment of Marie Antoinette type pictures in fact a dozen plus..darn may have to do something with them!



Received a load of packages on Tuesday! So before I get too wrapped up in projects here, time to do some "Thank you Ladies"... plus 2 books, 'A Foof-La-Life' and 'Altered Paper Dolls' a package of papers and supplies from a 'Cherry on Top' http://www.acherryontop.com/ so the mailman was busy..

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Found a New Swap

Don't you just love paper lanterns!? I have several old prints on my walls with Paper Lanterns in them..

Found a new Swap for 'Tussie Mussies' on the Junk Drawer Blog http://www.thejunkkdrawer.blogspot.com/ go read for more info..Sign up ends July 20th.

Did a silly collage of how I'm kinda feeling now... waiting and wondering what to do next...used Bonnie Eschs little add on with crochet flowers, bird and music sheet and Tartx Alice rub-ons..


Sunday, July 15, 2007

ATC cards.. Trade??

Here is a card I altered and will use in a collage..

Here is the original card...

I ran out of ink for my printer, so thought hmm.. what if I did a black & white biz card ..so took a postcard turned it B&W added my info and there it is..


This is my official logo and had fun grudging it up abit..



Step 1: Here is a image I cut out added inked edges ,drop shadows and a crown.. so will show you in a day or 2 the finished project 'or' you can click on and save and 'You Finish' and show me!




here is a photo from http://www.enchantedmerchantile.com/ my favorite right now to use..and Went to http://www.scrapbookbytes.com/ and bought some digi kits and a few different alphabets, these are the silver glitter letters..





Been pining here for awhile now over the fabulous ATC cards and looking thru 'Somerset Studios books and magazine.. at this coool cards.. so how does one get into these 'round robins books' and trade the cards ??? As I would very much like to do..




Anyone want to TRADE ATC cards with me??!! Leave a comment and we can go from there or email me..Thought a Theme of 'The Land of Make Believe' would be a interesting and open subject.. I thing the bug really got me when Mica sent a paper print she did [is that a ATC?] for the Bunny Swap.

Well did a couple play projects with some new digi kits & photos...will show the other pictures another day..thats all for now..

Thank you Angels for Brianna

The 'Silent Auction for Brianna and her Family' is now over .. so just wanted to say' Thank you ' to everyone who opened their hearts and wallets to help out... and what a great variety of artists who gave alittle something in her memory..You can go here for all the details: http://www.angelsforbrianna.blogspot.com

Friday, July 13, 2007

Marie Antoinette Swap & a Load of Pictures

Marie Antionette movie eye candy..

A peek at my swap item in a pretty altered frame..

My collage and tag for my swap partner..



A Fairy and rabbit print that I like..



My 2 cats relaxing in their basket on the table..in the middle of my mail pile..



So when was the last time 'you' when biking with your boobs out?!





Fancy free moon biking with a pretty paper lantern...






Looks just like me 'when I'm working!' ha! Love this Mucha ..








A pretty little mermaid for summer added the butterflies from http://www.peppermintcreative.com/ rustic elements pkg.







Finally finished my project for the 'Marie Antoinette Swap' .. not quite what I started out to do.. but time was running out so had to move on and work on other projects and a show coming up.. so haven't been on the computer as much as usual.. anyways here are pictures..and its back to work for me...

Monday, July 9, 2007

Lazy Monday and another pair of Crocs!

Yes, another pair of crocs... can't say enough good stuff about how comfy and cute these shoes are and so many colors and styles! But my favorite are the Mary Janes, going to buy Ruby red and Army green next!! I'm addicted to them! So did a silly collage to and alittle interest to my boring picture of my feet!! Ha! The Alice rub-on were from http://www.tartx.com/ a very cool site, the fancy frame and glass alphabet from http://www.peppermintcreative.com/and the ornate letters are http://www.jenwilsondesigns.com/

Was a nice day,[ good lighting] to walk around the house and take pictures.. so I did just that.. Some of my Flea Market finds..


A couple of my aprons.... and a wood hanger I made years ago of Peter Rabbit's mama and a excerpt from the book.. to hang cute stuff on , so always something different hanging on it..



Sunday, July 8, 2007

Land O'Lakes Art Show


Coming up soon is a lovely Art show I will be exhibiting in Land O'Lakes, Wisconsin. Also Eydie of 'She Brews' http://www.shebrews.typepad.com/ with her wonderful postcard art will be there too! [so maybe will try and get some pictures then]

Rain or Shine! In the heart of Land O' Lakes, Wis. is the "24th Annual ~ Art Impressions" July 28th, 9-4 pm. this has been a show I have enjoyed doing for many years the variety of artists is always excellent... the coordinator's and volunteers who put together the show are a delight! Customers and browsers are always friendly and the whole day is a joy every year..tiring but good to be part of..

Angels for Brianna

Today is the beginning of a Silent Auction for the family of Brianna, whose story you can read about on the blog and view the donated pieces of art in her memory to help her family with expenses> http://www.angelsforbrianna.blogspot.com/

Please take a visit to the site and bid on a piece of folk art to help a family and receive a little something in return.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of July to All!


hmmm... is a beautiful day here.. Hope everyone is having a good time with 'Family & Friends 'and give a 'Thoughtful Thanks' to our military young men and women stationed all over the globe to protect our Freedom..Thank you Soliders!! Come Home soon!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Monday, July 2, 2007

Found a New Swap and waiting..


Its a rainy cool day here and while having my third coffee break! went hopping thru the blogs.. at 'Karla Cottage' I saw a New Swap, sooo checked it out! Its a "Art Doll Party Hat Swap" hosted by http://www.craftingbycandlelight.blogspot.com/ so go there and get all the info..well, I had to sign up and then share...there is a how-to on 'Art Chix' about the Art Doll Hats here's the link> http://www.artchixstudio.com/create/classroom/class_artdollhats.htm ..and was so neat I made a collage for it, using the 'Memorabilia kit 'at http://www.scrapbookbytes.com/ and the pewter frame is from a kit of Bonnie van Esch's elements.. [see a previous post for info]

I'm still waiting for every one's Bunny photos and to hear from my partners..

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Bit & Pieces Swap & Silly Collage..

'Bunny girl' collage, done on foam board ,even collaged the back in old seed catalog page.. She is in Pinks, pale aquas,tan, greens rusty browns.. pop bottle cap with paper face, pink glitter eggs on her rusted metal wings, teacup sticker on her dress old paper doll legs..paper ears and tinsel trim. She's at Rabbit at heart..heehee.. and so softly dusted in sparkle..Her hanger is wrapped in wire & aqua beads..Size: 9"x 4" . For Sale.. Price: $18.00.. that includes postage and some 'extra surprises'..paypal only..



Received my "Bits & Pieces Swap" Saturday from Joy ,..Hope she received mine by now!? Thank you it's really pretty and goes great in my guest bedroom! Pinks, yellows and glitter.. oh my, just right! Wrapped in pretty green tissue with sparkles {I'll be using that in a project!} and a pretty ribbon in a soft aqua..Thank you ,Joy from 'The Vintage Rabbit'..

Bonnie van Esch Kits..

My postcard and elements from 2 kits to do this colorful fantasy..

Got carried away again, playing with these cool kits so here are a varity of LO I did.. Using A old doll head , a cat head and pictures from Marie Antionette movie with the kits listed at the bottom of this post..

like the roses with the doll head..Pink and fem..


Hello, been doing LOs for a CT challenge with these new digi kits and old photos from Enchanted Mercantile>http://www.enchantedmercantile.com/. A cutie she had to be used in a picture!



This one is the newest collage, so lovely and red tinted roses... just made, before I posted this letter..




ok, was thinking about the 'Marie Antionette Swap' that I'm doing ..so with that idea and had to do a Bunny head and named it 'Marie La Lapin'. I liked this body and did a 3 variations using it...





Did a play on tinted black & white..






What to do with all those granny crocheted flowers..







hello, I'm happy to say that playing with these kits has been a delight and hope I sparked some others to try digital scrapping kits..these kits are on this site>http://www.snapandscrap.net/ and you can visit Bonnie on her neat blog> http://www.bouncingbonbon.blogspot.com a creative young mother from South Africa and very pretty too!








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Ontonagon, Michigan, United States
Self-taught Artist and Collector of Stuff..grew up a city girl now a Happy Country Grandma! Been married 38 years to a loving Husband,we have the best Daughter & 2 sweet grandchildren..We have 2 fat Cats to keep me company, Rufus B. Wolf & Baby Girl! I have a weakness for vintage Rabbits, old holiday decorations, vintage photos and childrens books, old dolls and stuffed critters, primulas and hostas, old roses, transferware,teapots,old tins, barkcloth and toile,watching movies, staying up late, cozy flannel sheets,perfume.. Coffee or Tea with lots of Real Cream..All types of naughty carbs like pies, cakes and fancy pastries, savory breads.. and now digital scrapping and silver jewelry!